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Self-Care During Coronavirus

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During this time of increased illness and our necessary adaptation to social limits, including quarantine, we are naturally afraid. It is naturally uncomfortable to deal with trying times, especially when health is compromised. Social structures morph quickly and our rules to cope with them follow suite.

What do you do to cope with the threatening Coronavirus and how do you deal with changing times? It is up to each person and every family to sit within, and find a peaceful protocol that can be followed. It is the responsibility of each of us to find our “inner peace” during this frantic time. Unfortunately, it is not a simple or easy task to find our calm in the face of uncertainty; but it is our right and our duty nonetheless.

So what do you do during this unprecedented phase of the Coronavirus pandemic? Here are some practical tips for you to follow:

  1. Maintain order in ways that keep you and your family feeling emotionally safe. This includes regular work, play, family, and relaxation time.
  2. Be open to conversations and healing in the form of discussion. Be sure that you are sensitive to age-appropriateness when sharing.
  3. Stay in touch with family, friends, and colleagues via talking on the phone, texting, sending notes, exercise or visits at a distance.
  4. Explore creativity in ways that relax you and allow you to express yourself-free of judgment.
  5. Seek out therapy on the phone if your agitation or fears grow and you need support.
  6. Find motivational or inspirational books that move you deeply.
  7. Look for amusing or motivational quotes and images online or at home.
  8. Activate the tension in your body and use physical fitness to unwind.
  9. This is a time where people are coming together to find peace and love. We are all in this together, so open your heart and mind.
  10. Re-evaluate your career path and be open to adjusting it for the future.
  11. Use this time to heal whatever ails you; including broken relationships. You can write a letter and choose to send or not send it.
  12. Express gratitude for all that you have in your life, including the precious souls that keep you connected to love.

Take this time to reflect on your self-care, your care for others, and your career. If you need therapy at this time, please reach out to me at: www.LiveInspiredwithNina.com or call me at: 215-628-0282.

I am here to help. My two books are on Amazon- “Parenting for Life-Consciously Creating Your Lifetime Relationship with Your Child.” -AND- “Conscious Wisdom for Life- Inspiring Tips for Mindful Living”.

A Witness to Love

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“Invite your whole heart into your relationships. Love heals lives beyond measure.” Nina Sidell, M.A.

There are many different kinds of relationships; some last a season, others seemingly momentary, and other relationships last a lifetime. When you are in love, feel deep love for your child, and love your family and friends- each experiential feeling differs. They differ because each relationship comes with it distinct and unique purposes, boundaries, and roles. In another real sense, the experience of loving, accepting, forgiving and lovingly connecting with another person- also allowing them to love you is a kind of “shared magic”.

In my private practice, I see a variety of clients and speak to large groups about conscious parenting, personal empowerment and mindfulness. One of the common denominators in my work is to educate, encourage, and inspire the very best in everyone I come in contact with. In my personal life, I also practice what I teach as I strengthen my practice of: Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Resilience.

I recommend that you can improve your life one moment-at-a-time (without judgment or resistance) by becoming a witness to love in your life. Always be sure to learn to love yourself and do it well. Your relationship with yourself and your self-worth stays with you over your lifetime and is worth nurturing.

Look for the moments you experience love and welcome a loving attitude or exchange and when you are unloving or resistant. Look for the love or lack of love you give to yourself. Realize that all healthy forms of love improve your relationships, even if it means a healthy ending.

Tips to Grow the Healing Power of Love in Your Life:

  1. In your daily life, learn and practice: Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Resilience.
  2. Tune into your thoughts, beliefs and feelings. Notice where love exists and where love needs to be developed.
  3. Observe your words and actions to see when you are reflecting loving thoughts and attitudes and when you are not.
  4. Be open to learning how to increase love in your life, for yourself and your relationships.
  5. Appreciate all forms of human interaction with curiosity and insight, attentive to lifetime learning opportunities.
  6. Forgive others for not meeting your needs or expectations and give yourself what you need.
  7. Practice Gratitude on a daily, regular basis to keep the vibration of ease, joy, and abundance alive.
  8. Set clear limits, and if need be, release unloving thoughts, practices, and unloving relationships as a form of Self-Care.
  9. Ask for what you need to feel loved in your close relationships.
  10. Love yourself like you would a dear friend.

Reach out to me if you, your family, organization, or conference need my support. I am here to help. Live Inspired! ® Nina~

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The Gift of Good Co-Parenting

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” Being willing to consciously parent is an essential skill. Being willing to co-parent well is a gift.” Nina K. Sidell, M.A.

“Free yourself from antiquated ways, ineffective parenting styles and strategies or knee-jerk reactions by committing to parent with awareness. By making a conscious commitment to living with an open mind and heart, you free yourself from old habitual patterns, belief systems, and unconscious, inappropriate, or defensive responses. Try an expanded view and version of the old or ineffective style and strategies. Learn to do what works and release what does not. With awareness, you build acceptance and strength to deal with your child and his (or her) needs, both for now and for the future. Sometimes, that is much easier said than done. Let illusions of reality- outmoded ways of thinking, responding, and living that do not support your or your family go.” Parenting for Life, Nina K. Sidell, 2015.

When you marry or cohabitate and then bring a child into the world, the future success of your initial relationship is unknown to you. Hopefully, the relationship is sustained over time and the experience of being together with children grows in every way. Couples connect based on feelings of love, need, attraction, shared values or goals, and romantic commitments.

Whether you remain an in-tact unit or become single parents, you are responsible to keep the welfare of your children top of mind and heart at every turn.

As you help your children cope through the difficulty and pain, and as you all begin to heal, so will your co-parenting. The gift of growth and healing is present for the taking.

Here Are Some Tips to Consciously Co-Parent Well:

  • Whether you are coupled/married or divorced, remember that the goal is to provide consistent love, safety, protection, guidance, and support for your children.
  • Maintain healthy boundaries by keeping adult issues and conflicts away from your children. Your children get only one childhood and it’s significant for their lifetime.
  • Take ownership if you over-share adult issues and conflicts in front of your children. Apologize and self-correct so to not repeat the behavior.
  • Be responsible for how you deal with your co-parent, especially in front of your children so that you model self-control and respectful behavior.
  • Work on resolving your individual and marital issues with a trusted therapist and/or parenting coach. Find a safe place to “dump”, be heard, and strategize.
  • Work with a therapist and/or parenting coach to create a workable Parenting Plan- that covers the basics and specifics of childcare for your family.
  • Agree to communicate with your ex in an agreed upon manner (privately) about children’s needs, schedules, changes as helpers in co-raising your children.
  • Determine who is responsible for what as the parental responsibilities and goals are determined for the best interest of your children.
  • Build-in flexibility and good problem-solving skills when unexpected scheduling, interpersonal issues, and emergencies arise.
  • Encourage that your children have a positive relationship with the other parent.
  • Have your children “catch you” saying positive things about themselves and the other parent.
  • Healthy boundaries help you and your ex move on in your own personal/dating lives.
  • Create clear boundaries around who are the safe caregivers for your children and who are not.
  • Be sure to discuss safe adults with your children. Encourage and invite open communication about their needs, wishes, and feelings with active listening.
  • Schedule time for fun. Reinforce the importance of fun bonding time with your children and both parents.
  • Take good care of yourself. When you feel good, you are a better parent and co-parent.

Feel free to reach out for a Free Phone Consultation. Call: 215-628-0282 or Email: Nina@LiveInspiredwithNina.com I am here to help.

Inspiring Insights for Well-Being.

Live Inspired! ® Nina~

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Live Inspired! ® Group Coaching for Women

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Live Inspired!® Group Coaching for Women

If you are interested in receiving support and guidance in a safe place to gain practical tools to increase your personal empowerment, and connect with other growth-oriented women, this group is for you! We will be exploring empowerment in a professionally facilitated group with discussion, creative processes, meditation, and mindfulness practices.

 

Live Inspired! ® Women’s Empowerment Group is Starting on Thursday, January 10th. We will meet for four (4) weeks initially for two hours. We will be meeting on Saturday, January 26, February 2, 9 & 23, 2019.

This group will hold 9 people and extended to eight (8) weeks to further personalize and dig deeper into each member’s personal empowerment needs and goals.

This Women’s Empowerment Group will Explore:

 

  • Self-Image and Self-Worth
  • Early Messages
  • Motivation and Perception
  • Enhanced Self-Awareness
  • Sabotage and Self-Doubt
  • Assertiveness
  • Relationship Roles and Needs
  • Self-Care Practices
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Self-Talk
  • Personal Superpowers
  • Personal Empowerment Goals
  • Releasing and Letting Go
  • Raising Others Up Alongside You
  • Living in Balance
  • Own Your Truth and Voice
  • Find Your Joy

Reach out to Nina for more information @: Nina@LiveInspiredwithNina.com or call: 215-628-0282. PRE-REGISTER to hold your spot.

Women’s Group Coaching (click to choose)

 

I look forward to working with you~

Live Inspired! ® Nina~

Fall for Love

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Are you ready to adapt to crisp days and chilly nights? Are you making room for new growth and transformation in your life? With curiosity and grace, welcome each season, person, and insight into your view.

Think about it, where do you spend most of your emotional energy most days? Are you focused on getting things done, feeling upset, overwhelmed, sad, frustrated, frightened, or angry? Do you practice  mindfulness to assist you in staying present and do you have healthy coping skills, emotional and physical outlets to help you cope? To become mindful with the intention of growth and peace is to fall in love with life, and to fall in love with your own life.

Here are some tips for Falling in Love with Your Life!

  • Pay attention to your thoughts and emotional focus, day-to-day and week-to-week, etc.
  • Observe your coping skills, (lack of) tools, and support.
  • Notice how you spend your time, day-to-day and week-to-week, etc.
  • Evaluate if you have fun and healthy outlets in your life that excite and enthuse you.
  • Acknowledge if the quality of your relationships reflect what makes you happiest with others.
  • Ask yourself the question, “Are you in love with your life?”
  • Then follow-up with two more questions, “If not, what would make this happen? What do you have to do to make it so?”
  • Forgive yourself and others who do not know how to embrace loving your own life.
  • Where does your personal self-care fall in the continuum of your life?
  • Does your life reflect your values and provide you with happiness you seek? Choose wisely for yourself…it’s your Life!

In these stressful times, feeling connected to our lives and a sense of purpose, connection, and joy is essential. We feel it and our children feel it. It’s time to evolve the status quo.

If your need individual, family, or group support please reach out to me: http://www.LiveInspiredwithNina.com

For a copy of my Mom’s Choice Award-Winning book, “Parenting for Life- Consciously Creating Your Lifetime Relationship with Your Child” click here: https://liveinspiredwithnina.com/book/

Live Inspired! ®

Nina~

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